Environmental Site Assessments

Assessing the environmental, health and safety issues associated with a site or business
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Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) play a pivotal role in understanding and managing environmental, health, and safety considerations associated with sites or businesses. Whether driven by real estate transactions, insurance arrangements, permits, or internal risk management, a comprehensive ESA is crucial. At Anthesis, we recognise the diverse needs for assessments and offer tailored solutions to provide clients with valuable insights and a foundation for sustainable practices.

Partnering with Anthesis ensures a holistic approach to environmental management. Our commitment to excellence, global experience, and sector-specific expertise make us the preferred choice for clients seeking comprehensive and reliable environmental solutions. With a focus on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) commitments, we go beyond traditional assessments to include climate change and sustainability considerations, aligning with evolving industry standards.

Identifying and quantifying environmental, health and safety issues at particular sites has traditionally been achieved by undertaking Phase I Environmental Assessments (“Environmental Audits”). If required, Phase II Environmental Assessments can also be completed.

Phase I Environmental Assessments include a desk study element. This comprises a review of pertinent historical maps, aerial photographs and records, as well as current regulatory information. Where appropriate, a site visit may also be carried out to gain a first-hand understanding of its operations and condition.

In some cases, Phase I Assessments uncover actual or potential contamination of soil or groundwater, and/or development planning or regulatory processes require a baseline on current site conditions. Anthesis can clarify the nature and extent of that contamination risk by undertaking a Phase II Environmental Assessment.

  • Initial understanding of contamination risks.
  • Identification of hazardous materials.
  • Evaluation of flood risk and compliance assessments.
  • Intrusive investigations for soil and groundwater contamination.
  • Physical sampling and chemical testing.
  • Quantitative risk assessments to clarify contamination risks.
  • Inclusion of climate change and sustainability factors.
  • Comprehensive evaluations aligning with ESG commitments.
  • Consistent delivery of assessments worldwide.
  • Sector-specific knowledge for diverse industries.
  • Adherence to international standards, such as ASTM E1527.

I have worked with Anthesis for many years. They have a depth of ESG understanding and expertise, allowing real analysis and advice on the emerging issues that are becoming increasingly material to our clients. What sets them apart is their willingness and ability to apply this, together with technology solutions, to enhance the quality and speed of their reporting.

Paul Davies – Latham & Watkins

We wanted the ESG screen as we were keen to understand the definition of ESG and to see the criteria you would be using. We were also interested to see how others would view us through this lens. The Anthesis screen provided us a with a “mirror”. The value to Neste was that it confirmed we are on a right track to addressing ESG issues. It also helped us to identify some potential improvement opportunities, several of which we are working on, and others that warrant further evaluation.


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